Report: Man falsely accused Rome Police Officer of sexual assault

July 14, 2019–3:46 p.m.


A 44-year old Rome man was arrested Friday on a felony warrant charging him with false statements and writings.

According to the warrant, Ronnie Dewayne Clifton of an Oakland Avenue address falsely accused of Rome Police Officer of sexually assaulting him during a traffic stop on April 6, 2018.

Clifton made the same allegations when interviewed by investigators on July 10 of this year.

Video evidence of the traffic stop showed that the allegations were false, according to the warrant.

Clifton is also charged with false report of a crime.

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